Student Leadership

St Joseph’s aims to provide opportunities to develop and cultivate leadership qualities within all students. We aim to instil in students, a strong sense of social justice through the service of others.

St Joseph’s College Student Leadership Opportunities

Senior School

Yr12

6 x College Leaders

3 x male

3 x female

 

Yr11

College House Leaders

4 x male

4 x female

Junior School

Yr10

SRC/House Reps

4 x male

4 x female

 

 

Peer Support Leaders

2 per group (# determined by incoming Yr7 cohort)

 

 

Yr9

SRC/House Reps

4 x male (1 per House)

4 x female (1 per House)

Yr8

SRC/House Reps

4 x male (1 per House)

x female (1 per House)

 

Peer Support Leaders

Students from Year 9 are all eligible to become Peer Support Leaders in Year 10. Willing students commit to a Leadership Training Day where they gain a taste of the expectations and role of student leaders. After this day, students complete an expression of interest form to become a Peer Support Leader for the following year. Students successful in their application to be a Peer Support Leader undergo further training in implementing the Peer Support Program with Year 7.

Student Representative Council (SRC) and House Captains

Each year group in Years 8, 9 and 10 elect eight representatives to participate in the Student Representative Council. Aligned to Houses, these representatives meet to discuss various issues raised by the student body to present to the College Executive. These students also explore how the student body can be active promoters of the variety of causes that the school supports.

Year 11 Representatives are the College House Captains. These students help to lead the SRC as well as coordinating House-aligned community events such as Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals.

During Year 7, students are given the opportunity to get to know each other to ensure that they elect representatives in Year 8 in an informed manner.

The St Joseph's College Houses are:

  • Alcheringa
  • Mereki
  • Wundurra
  • Yoyogamalde

College Captains

During Term 3 of Year 11, students participate in a series of Leadership Workshops that explore what it means to be a College Leader in a Josephite School and the skills and attributes of leaders. Students reflect on the call to servant leadership, and then, through a discernment process, identify those students who they believe would be credible, capable leaders. Participants in the Leadership Workshops are then invited to submit an Expression of Interest, which includes support statements from teachers in order to be considered for any or all of the College Captain roles.

These roles are - College Captain Service & Justice, College Captain Student Representative Council or College Captain. Applicants are interviewed by a panel consisting of representatives of the College Executive and where possible a representative of the Sisters of St Joseph Lochinvar. At the completion of the interviews, a process of discernment occurs. College Captains are presented to the community and commence their leadership roles prior to being officially commissioned in a ceremony at the beginning of the new school year.